The summary of his review is reproduced below:
"...this is an excellent handbook for scholars and students alike interested in the exciting field of social identity in the New Testament and social- scientific theoretical approaches in general. It is a comprehensive volume with significant value for the academic community. What I found especially helpful is the many questions and new research gaps, if you will, that were opened by reading this book. Another strong point of the book is that in the footnotes one finds a wealth of references to secondary literature of both New Testament scholars and social scientists that will help the reader to be able to delve deeper into the research areas or topics in which one is interested. This book is not only highly recommended but also a pleasure to read."
I am honoured to play a small part in this volume where I contributed an essay on 2 Corinthians that received a generous review from Kok:
"Chapter 16 (289–310), written by Kar Yong Lim, engages with the Pauline concept of “new creation” (2 Cor 5:17) and the implication thereof for social identity formation in 2 Corinthians. Importantly, Lim deals with the temporal-comparison (cf. Susan Condor) aspects that deal with social identity and the fact that the earlier work of Tajfel did not accommodate the enduring nature of identity formation over time. Identity is fluid and changes over time. Thus Lim correctly argues that SIT also has its limitations due to the fact that it cannot fully illuminate a “diachronic process” of identity formation over an extended period in time (291). Lim considers the need for and importance of temporal comparison in social-identity formation in 2 Corinthians, which is a good test case in which the development of social identity over time is to be seen."
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